Thursday, May 29, 2014

Doctor

I'm finally going to the doctor today.  I haven't written about it here, because who really wants to read about my tummy troubles?  Probably no one.  But anyway, today I want to write.

 For the last few weeks I've been having stomach aches after eating, sometimes that go on for hours until I'm a ball curled up in bed.   The first thing Master thought of was a gluten intolerance, or just wheat.  So first he had me cut out all wheat from my diet, and also cheese too, because we already know I'm not so good on lactose, but cheese had always been fine before, just no milk or ice cream.  I also stopped eating nuts and chocolate, as well as all other desserts.   There was hardly anything left to eat.   I mean, without pie, what is the point?

Cutting out wheat and cheese didn't help, so after determining that he let me go back to eating bread and pasta and tiny bits of cheese.  

Then he told me to take both prilosec and pepcid ac, twice a day.   I've been doing that for about 10 days, and still the stomach aches continue.  The only thing that really helps is to cut all my meal portions in half (!) and also eat fewer meals.   This means that I'm always hungry, until I get past the point of hungry and just feel weak and tired.  

On the plus side, in two weeks I have lost 6 lbs of the weight (about 8lbs) that I gained when I was on that scone and pie making kick earlier this year.   On the bad side, I feel like crap and everyone is worried about me.  

So finally Mystique spoke sternly to me and they both ganged up on me to order me to get a doctor's appointment.   Because I hate going to the doctor and rarely have any faith that they can do anything to help unless it is something obvious like stitches or antibiotics that are needed, it took an actual order rather than just suggestions of what I should do.


So today I'm going. 

13 comments:

  1. Ugh. I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. I hope you get some answers and get fixed up. Because pie. :)

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    1. I know! No pie and no cake makes me sad. She didn't find anything so far, but I got the full work up. Anything they had I said "throw it at me" whether or not it was relevant because I hadn't been for a while and needed it all. Tetanus shot. Mammogram. Pap. Other tests. Bloodwork is tomorrow. They probably will tell me I'm perfectly fine.

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  2. Oh no hope it's a good visit . I'd ask for them to look for gallstones it sounds like that's what it could be . ~ s

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    1. I'm not sure how they test for that, but when she poked at me there was no gall bladder tenderness, that is what she said was on her mind.

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  3. Please let us know how you are doing.

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  4. I was gonna ask about gallstones but BigD lils beat me too it. I hope all goes well and will check back for an update (stern subbie look) SO there better be one!!!

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    1. Stern subbie looks are cute. I'll try to do an update if I find out anything.

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  5. ack, oh no, poor you ((((hugs))) i've struggled with food intolerances most of my life, mostly lactose (milk) and cacien (cheese & butter) and initially oranges and bananas too!
    I'm fine with fruit now, and with cheese and butter most of the time although I have to be careful not to overdo it. If I get run down or have a stomach bug I find my body struggles with butter, in particular.

    I do hope the doctor can get to the bottom of it quickly xx

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    1. I hope it is not butter, that is a mainstay. :(

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    2. in the uk there is now a reasonable range of dairy free spreads. They don't taste as a good as butter, no, but you can cook with them which means you can still have cakes and biscuits! (unless the wheat thing, then it all gets a bit more complicated)

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  6. I hope you get some answers soon.

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  7. Here's hoping you get answers and an easy fix...glad you finally were 'presuaded' to get it checked out.
    hugs abby

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  8. I hope they find what's wrong soon!! ava x

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